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Tutorial: Proportions by Cataclysm-X Tutorial: Proportions by Cataclysm-X
As promised, because I love you people:

My proportions tutorial!

Since every drawing is unique, I explained the techniques I used. It's up to you to practice them, yay! :)

You know... sometimes it makes me wonder why I keep posting tutorials since there are still a couple of people out there who say "I give people false hope" or "everything's fake anyway".

But when I read all the comments of fellow artists, e-mails of art students or people who just happened to come across my gallery and private notes of people who are happy to see my tutorials and find them really useful, I just melt! :heart:

And you know what? Even some art teachers are using my tutorials for school assignments after they've asked for my permission, lol!

What a strange world we live in.


It's a shame I just don't have the time to publish my art book yet, but someday I will... :nod:

Have fun everyone and keep up the good work!
If there are any questions left, please feel free to note me about it!

Watch my other tutorials here!
1. Eye tutorial
2. Nose tutorial
3. Hair tutorial
4. Shading & Blending tutorial
5. Drawing Progress tutorial
6. Detailed Hair part 1
7. Detailed Hair part 2
8. Editing Drawings <-- got a Daily Deviation!
9. Drawing Materials
10. Male Lips tutorial
11. Female Lips Tutorial
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jessicassketchbook Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really happy I happened upon this tutorial. I knew the grid technique, but I never had much patience to draw straight lines. At first I was just doing freehand, but I never was totally happy with the proportions. Then I started doing a mix of lines (2) and shapes (3), and now I know that those are actual techniques. I do a lot of measuring with my pencil (or whatever I'm using), too, to compare the reference with my drawing.
YaZaynab Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. Great tutorials!
melime6 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is incredibly helpful. I'm giving my first shot at non-free-hand drawing and I'm loving the results. I used the gridding technique, took so little time to get everything right! A realistic drawing was never so fast. Here is the W.I.P: [link]

sebastien-baillou Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
very strange world^^ you are awesome !
ChinoDT Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Thanks a lot!!!! :D great tutorial!!!
LaBelleMelange Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student General Artist
these are great, thanks :D aswell as great techniques and tips there, loving the little inspirational comments
armandoartist Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
for over 20 years i have drawn with nothing but FREE HAND! i get extremely frustrated and i'm glad there are plenty of better ways and i won't be considered a cheater. In my mind i always felt bad about doing it that way. i can't explain it at this moment. But i will be using all these techniques going forward and many others i see online. thanks for posting this. I see a myself entering a new level.
Civilized-Monster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much for this, I'll definitely be using this tutorial to improve myself!
George-anims Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesome! I wonder why my drawings are off, I'm beginner and i free=hand. XD
Devilsbutterfly Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
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